Torqeedo sells 200,000th electric drive system
As Torqeedo turns 18, the German-owned manufacturer of electric engines for boats announces the sale of its 200,000th motor.
Torqeedo has announced the sale of its 200,000th motor as the German company marks its 18th anniversary since it was founded in 2005 in a small boathouse on Lake Starnberg outside Munich.
Combustion engines are limited on many inland lakes, which can serve as drinking water reservoirs and wildlife habitats, and Lake Starnberg is no exception. However, back in 2005, electric options were limited to trolling motors or heavy, pieced-together systems with outdated components. Torqeedo was formed to build something better.
The company launched with its original product, the Travel motor, a lightweight, high-tech, emission-free engine that took boating by storm. The company behind the Travel grew quickly, opening an office in the USA and APAC, and a worldwide sales and service network.
Fast forward 18 years and Torqeedo continues to innovate. It created the first motor specifically designed for kayak fishing, the first fully-integrated drive system for fast motorboats and the first hybrid system for large sailing yachts, which has been used on the likes of Excess catamarans (click for article) and Beneteau monohulls (click for article).
Torqeedo was also a sponsor of the first Blue Innovation Dock series at Boot Dusseldorf in January 2023 (click for article).
But according to Torqeedo, being the world’s first isn’t really the goal. “Torqeedo changed how people move on the water, making it cleaner, safer and climate friendly,” the company stated. “That’s impossible with one-off developments – you have to build products and systems that boaters want to buy and use.”
Illustrating the company’s exponential growth, it took 15 years to sell 100,000 drive systems then only three years to sell the next 100,000. Its Deep Blue portfolio of outboard, inboard, hybrid and saildrive engine systems provides high-power electric mobility on the water, offering up to 200kW of propulsion with twin Deep Blue 100i inboards.
Torqeedo has a large patent portfolio and award-winning products in electric boating, does business in more than 100 countries, and is the trusted electrification partner of the world’s biggest boat builders and most reputable marine professionals.
“The transition to clean boating is happening now. As we celebrate our 18th birthday, we welcome you to join us.”
For more information on Torqeedo, email Tamás Brunecker of Torqeedo Asia-Pacific.